Seriously, the way we treat Mother Earth could easily be considered elderly abuse. We've pillaged her precious resources, choked her water with plastic crap, and changed her climate via cattle waste. Ugh.
But with Earth Day right around the corner, now is the time to show Mom we're not the worst offspring ever -- and we can do so with our stomachs. Check out this list of sustainable, eco-friendly food-related goodies that'll ease your conscience and please your palate.
Plastic water bottles are choking the ocean. But Bobble is the answer to our ridiculous obsession with throwaway crap. This bottle with a built-in filter is handy, cost-effective and environmentally awesome. And the caps come in pretty colors.
Courtesy of Primal Essence
Tea bags are so old school. And each one is another addition to our local landfill. This concentrated tea is made from raw, whole-plant extracts with phytonutrients and antioxidants, and one little bottle makes 30 to 40 servings. It comes in flavors such as classic chai, ginger zing, and peppermint splash. Two pumps into a hot or cold bevvie and you're set.
Courtesy of EarthBox
3. Earthbox home-garden kit ($54.95).
There's nothing more sustainable than growing stuff yourself. With Earthbox, even your brown thumb won't stop you from yielding plump red tomatoes, leafy green kale, and, almost anything else you can think of.
2. Local honey by Marcie Davis ($10).
Lovingly gathered from the backyard hives at Marcie Davis' Coconut Grove home, this sweet stuff is legit. Raw and full of good-for-you nutrients, it's easy on the bees and easy on the environment. Plus, eating local honey supposedly fights allergies, so you can skip the Claritin.
1. Schnebly wines (prices vary)
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Screw France Merlot and Napa Valley Cabernet. Get some local wine with the glorious tropical fruit vinos whipped up at Schnebly's paradisiacal outpost in Homestead. Made via sustainable farming from only the finest fruit, this is the stuff Miami dreams are made of. Those suckers in the Northeast wish they had lychee wine at arm's reach.
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